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Top Architects, Designers to Judge Hillel Sukkah Contest

by Anonymous |Sep 15, 2011|Comments

Environmental designer Mitchell Joachim one of Rolling Stone magazine's "100 People Who Are Changing America" will join Chicago architect Carol Ross Barney and Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, as jurors for Sukkah City STL, a program of Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis. The design competition and exhibition on view on campus Oct. 18-22 aims to reimagine the traditional Jewish Sukkah through the lens of contemporary art and architecture.

Rounding out the jury will be Hyim Shafner, rabbi at St. Louis' Bais Abraham Congregation and former Chief Rabbi of India; and Nancy Berg, PhD, professor of Modern Hebrew Language and Literature in Washington University's College of Arts & Sciences. Bruce Lindsey, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and dean of architecture in the university's Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, will serve as jury chair.

"Our goal has always been to cast a wide net with this project, both conceptually and geographically," says Rabbi Andrew Kastner of St. Louis Hillel, who is organizing the competition with Brian Newman, adjunct lecturer in the Sam Fox School.

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